Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1945 Teacher Resources
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Students use the internet to research former Presidents. In groups, they develop and design their own game using the information they gathered. They introduce their game to the class and answer fun facts about different presidents to end the lesson.
When and how did the Cold War begin? To answer this question, you will not find a better-organized, in-depth, activity- and inquiry-based resource than this! Executing best teaching practices throughout, each portion of this inquiry involves detailed analysis of primary and secondary source material, supporting learners as they develop an answer to the resource's guiding question.
Students list a variety of interests and achievements of Franklin and Jefferson. They take a position that one or the other's interests and achievements were more wide-ranging or that they were equivalent. They write out their findings.
Your young historians will discover how President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to alleviate hardships of the Great Depression by analyzing the words of his inaugural address and exploring the various New Deal programs he would later implement.
Prepare your pupils for full-fledged political discussions with a scaffolded seminar process. Before talking about the topic, class members have a couple of days to respond to a question in writing, using the two listed reading selections as evidence. On the day of the seminar, learners first discuss in small groups and then come together for a whole-class Socratic seminar about the New Deal.
New! Promises Denied
"Promises Denied," the second lesson in a unit that asks learners to consider the responsibilities individuals have to uphold human rights, looks at documents that illustrate the difficulty the US has had trying to live up to the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Groups look at state and national legislation that denied or limited the constitutional rights of different groups. The lesson concludes with a discussion of the particular events that impelled these curtailments of rights.
After breaking into groups according to major principles of government (i.e. popular sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, etc.) in the United States, your class members will produce public service announcements outlining their assigned principles, and consider which principle is most important to the Constitution.
Students examine the reasons behind the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The observe a Powerpoint presentation about the attack and President Roosevelt's famous "day of infamy" speech. Students devise questions to ask each other.
The legality of the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II is the topic of an extended controversial issue discussion. After examining a series of primary and secondary source materials, teams of four, two who argue the internment was constitutional, two who argue it was not constitutional, present evidence to support their point of view. Teams are then encouraged to reach a consensus, post their position, and cite evidence to support their stance. The exercise ends with individual reflections.
Here is a fantastic, comprehensive resource on the roles and powers assigned to the president of the United States. It includes several critical thinking exercises and engaging activities, from cartoon analysis and the opportunity to design a classified newspaper ad seeking a new president to a rousing game of Two Truths and a Lie!
Many have heard of Rosie, the Riveter, the representation of the many American women who replaced male factory workers during World War II. Lesser known, but equally important, were other civilian programs created to support the war effort. To investigate one of these programs, class members examine primary and secondary sources concerning the 4-H Victory Garden Program. To conclude the study, individuals identify a need in their community, design an action plan, and log five hours of community service to address this need. Scripted directions and links to all documents are included in the packet.
When you have an inclusive classroom it is important to help your general education students understand their peers with disabilities. This packet provides information and activities to assist elementary-aged children in building a better grasp of what life is like for children with disabilities. Each activity and related worksheet focuses on one of several common disabilities seen in the educational community. Autism, learning disabilities, communication disorder, hearing impairment, visual impairment, and intellectual disabilities are all discussed.
Did you know the Dust Bowl caused the largest migration in American history? That 500,000 people were made homeless? That 200,000 of those people migrated to California where they faced "Anti-Okie" laws? Here's an image and information-rich, student-produced presentation that could be used to launch a study of the Oklahoma Dust Bowl, as background for The Grapes of Wrath, or as a presentation model for class critique.
Politics without Principle. Wealth without Work. Mohandas Gandhi’s "Seven Deadly Social Sins" provides the text for a research-based, persuasive essay assignment. Writers select what they consider to be the most significant social sin in twenty-first century society, and craft a persuasive essay about how this sin is made manifest and what can be done to rectify the wrong created. The packet includes tips on how to craft a persuasive essay and how to document researched sources.
Students examine some of the nuances, vagaries, and ambiguities inherent in the rhetorical use of "freedom." The objective is to encourage students to glimpse the broad range of hopes and aspirations that are expressed in the call of-and for-freedom.
Students study the leaders of the isolationist movement within the United States and the causes of the isolationist movement, they recognize and compare the perceptions of both the isolationists within the US and those who took a more global view.
Students explore The New Deal. In this cross curriculum fine arts and U.S. history instructional activity, students work in groups to sort and discuss photographs and artwork from the 20th century representing Franklin D. Roosevelt and The New Deal. Students view a PowerPoint presentation and read related textbook material, then make revisions to their picture sorting based on what they have learned.
Students will discuss Frank Lloyd Wright's unconventional personality traits and will explore some common personality characteristics of creative artists and leaders. Students will write paragraphs describing typical personality traits of artists and lead
High schoolers compare and contrast the response to Pearl Harbor in 1941 and the response to terrorism in the U.S. since Sept. 11, 2001. They conduct Internet research, complete a worksheet, and develop a plan based on their own ideas how the U.S. might best respond to terrorism.
Using the Internet, as well as textbooks, high school scholars research how Congress has evolved over the years. They examine legislative leaders and their accomplishments, compare and contrast legislative procedures in various eras, and investigate Congress's ability to change public opinion. The richly detailed packet includes a wealth of materials and resource links.